The Best Summer Travel Deals in South Florida

FOR A FUN FAMILY VACATION, STAYCATION OR DAYCATION

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
FOR A FUN FAMILY VACATION, STAYCATION OR DAYCATION
Photo Credit JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
In 2019, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa completed a multi-media dollar renovation and rebranding which includes the new 16-story Orchid Tower comprised of 325 spacious guest rooms; doubling the iconic resort’s capacity. Re-opened and accepting reservations again since June 1, 2020, with the guidance of the CDC, local government and health officials, Turnberry has instituted an extensive multi-point safety and sanitization program. Perfect for families, Turnberry boasts award-winning golf, dining at star chef Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK, a spa and wellness collective, and Tidal Cove, a state of the art waterpark featuring a 60-foot tower with seven water slides, a 4,000-square-foot kids pool with an aquatic play structure, and the first-ever FlowRider ® Triple surf simulation pool in the nation. Soff’s Lobby Lounge and CORSAIR kitchen & bar are due to reopen shortly. Special rates are in effect through the summer.

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Room Rates

  • Current pricing starts at $215/night,
  • Compared to a typical rack rate of $299/night.
  • Rate includes: 
  • Free admission for up to 4 guests to Tidal Cove, the resort’s water park
  • Free golf play for kids 15 and under after 2:30 PM
  • Complimentary shuttle to Aventura Mall
Tidal Cove Waterpark
Tidal Cove Waterpark at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Photo Credit Tidal Cove Water Park
  • Current Discounted Day Rates:
  • $65/person Monday through Thursday
  • $85/person Friday through Sunday.

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry and Tidal Cove are located at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Florida. Telephone: (305) 932-6200

FOR A TROPICAL ART DECO GETAWAY

Hotel Victor South Beach
FOR A TROPICAL ART DECO GETAWAY

Photo Credit Hotel Victor South Beach 

An Art Deco gem on Ocean Drive that was built in 1937, Hotel Victor is a quiet oasis amid the hustle and bustle of South Beach. Renovated by noted designer Yabu Pushelberg in 2014; the 91-room historic boutique property features a selection of suites and bungalows with ocean-facing views as well as two spacious penthouse suites and a gorgeous rooftop pool deck. K’Alma Spa, the city’s only Peruvian crystal healing wellness center featuring six treatment rooms including couples and hydrotherapies suites will re-open on July 1.

  • Current pricing for standard rooms starts at $129+/night including breakfast, compared to a typical rack rate of $195+/night excluding breakfast.

Hotel Victor is located at 1144 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. Telephone: (305) 779-8700

FOR A LUXE OCEANSIDE ESCAPE

The Setai Miami Beach
Immerse yourself in our Asian-inspired guest suites with world-class amenities and Far Eastern design aesthetics.
Photo Credit The Setai Miami Beach

For those seeking five-star luxury and serenity on Miami Beach, look no further than The Setai, which has been awarded Forbes 5 Star Award consecutively since 2014. With enhanced safety protocols adhering to CDC guidelines in place, the hotel’s beautifully appointed Art Deco and Ocean Suites are once again available for guests along with the hotel’s dining destinations. While on the property, guests can lounge by any of the three sparkling temperature-controlled pools and enjoy beach access with food and beverage service available. Spa services are available at the internationally renowned Valmont Spa. Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena oversees culinary operations for Jaya, and The Courtyard; creating exceptional modern Asian cuisine. For Ocean Grill, he showcases his versatility with elevated Mediterranean dishes, offered in a beautiful alfresco oceanfront setting.

The current room offers, compared to the traditional rack rate of $525/night, include:

  • Florida Resident rates starting at $475/night and no resort fees.
  • Rate includes:
  • YourSetai packages beginning at $499/night with no resort fees. 2-night minimum stay.
  • Rate includes:
  • Overnight valet parking for one (1) vehicle
  • Breakfast for two (2)
  • $50 F&B credit
  • 2 Setai Coconuts (resort beverages)
  • Overnight valet parking for one (1) vehicle
  • Breakfast for two (2)
  • Two complimentary glasses of champagne

The Setai Miami Beach is located at 2001 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Telephone: (305) 520-6000.

FOR A LAVISH RETREAT

The Villa Casa Casuarina At The Former Versace Mansion
The Villa Casa Casuarina At The Former Versace Mansion
Photo Credit The Villa Casa Casuarina

One of South Beach’s most storied locations, the Villa was home to late Italian designer Gianni Versace, who purchased the 1930 property as his residence in 1992.  The second most photographed house in the United States, the Villa is now a luxury boutique hotel and a celebrity favorite. The Villa boasts 10 lavishly decorated suites; and its signature restaurant Gianni’s which overlooks a 54-foot long pool lined with 24 karat gold and one million mosaic tiles, showcasing the famous Medusa logo. Gianni’s suite is now home to an intimate 4 seat boutique omakase dining experience, Sushi by Bou. Additional amenities include the open-air courtyard, a rooftop oasis, an observatory, and more.

  • Current pricing starts at $479+/night including breakfast, compared to a typical rack rate of $649+/night.

The Villa Casa Casaurina at the Former Versace Mansion is located at 1116 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. Telephone Number: (786) 485-2200 

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